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Acute respiratory failure as the first sign of Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with syringomyelia.
Eur Respir J. 1995 Apr; 8(4):661-3.ER

Abstract

We report a rare case of acute respiratory failure in a previously asymptomatic patient showing clinical signs of inferior cranial nerve palsy together with weakness and muscular atrophy of the upper limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with platybasia, basilar impression, syringomyelia and Klippel-Feil syndrome. Episodes of apnoea required tracheostomy and recurred upon tentative closure of the tracheostome, but remitted upon decompression of the posterior fossa. This case involved both obstructive mechanisms and dysfunction of the respiratory centre. Patients with respiratory failure not explained by pulmonary pathology should be checked for underlying neurological disease.

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Service of Pneumology, Hospital Provincial, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

7664871

Citation

Alvarez, D, et al. "Acute Respiratory Failure as the First Sign of Arnold-Chiari Malformation Associated With Syringomyelia." The European Respiratory Journal, vol. 8, no. 4, 1995, pp. 661-3.
Alvarez D, Requena I, Arias M, et al. Acute respiratory failure as the first sign of Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with syringomyelia. Eur Respir J. 1995;8(4):661-3.
Alvarez, D., Requena, I., Arias, M., Valdés, L., Pereiro, I., & De la Torre, R. (1995). Acute respiratory failure as the first sign of Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with syringomyelia. The European Respiratory Journal, 8(4), 661-3.
Alvarez D, et al. Acute Respiratory Failure as the First Sign of Arnold-Chiari Malformation Associated With Syringomyelia. Eur Respir J. 1995;8(4):661-3. PubMed PMID: 7664871.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Acute respiratory failure as the first sign of Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with syringomyelia. AU - Alvarez,D, AU - Requena,I, AU - Arias,M, AU - Valdés,L, AU - Pereiro,I, AU - De la Torre,R, PY - 1995/4/1/pubmed PY - 1995/4/1/medline PY - 1995/4/1/entrez SP - 661 EP - 3 JF - The European respiratory journal JO - Eur. Respir. J. VL - 8 IS - 4 N2 - We report a rare case of acute respiratory failure in a previously asymptomatic patient showing clinical signs of inferior cranial nerve palsy together with weakness and muscular atrophy of the upper limbs. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed Arnold-Chiari malformation associated with platybasia, basilar impression, syringomyelia and Klippel-Feil syndrome. Episodes of apnoea required tracheostomy and recurred upon tentative closure of the tracheostome, but remitted upon decompression of the posterior fossa. This case involved both obstructive mechanisms and dysfunction of the respiratory centre. Patients with respiratory failure not explained by pulmonary pathology should be checked for underlying neurological disease. SN - 0903-1936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/7664871/Acute_respiratory_failure_as_the_first_sign_of_Arnold_Chiari_malformation_associated_with_syringomyelia_ L2 - http://erj.ersjournals.com/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=7664871 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -